Maintaining the integrity of any network requires a variety of considerations including:
Data availability is important to every company. It signifies making sure network users can access the data they need when they need it to properly do their jobs. This includes preparing for the what-ifs like a natural disaster, Ransomware or other infection, that can hit at any time. Downtime caused by lack of file access is costly to any business. If it happens regularly, it can also affect the company reputation. According to the National Small Business Association, 25% of small businesses do not reopen after a major disaster.
Preventing unauthorized access to a network is key to maintaining the security of that network. From legacy employees to detecting and preventing unauthorized attacks, this is one area where being proactive rather than reactive is worth the investment.
For more information about the importance of preventing unauthorized access to your network, visit the Securing your Network page.
Proper data destruction means properly destroying drives no longer in use whether due to age or working order. Failing to properly destroy drives puts the security of any network, device and its data at risk because tools exist to help extract data from drives even if they no longer work properly. What can be used to help someone who did not employ a backup and suffers from a crashed drive can also be used by the wrong people to recover sensitive data.
For more information about proper data destruction, visit the Drive Destruction page.